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and wherever the children of men live—or the animals of the field or the birds of the heavens—he has given into your hand, and has made you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. Bible

“birds of the heavens.” The phrase means “the birds of the air.” This is an example of a place where “the heavens” refers to the air above the earth.

“into your hand.” This is an idiom for “under your authority.”


Commentary for: Daniel 2:38